Special Entry Pathway (Exceptional Circumstances)
The Aspire Institute supports participation of applicants who may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. To that end Aspire welcome applications from those with challenging circumstances.
Criteria for Admission
Applicants in any category whose study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption will be given special consideration for admission.
Each application will be considered on its merit, based on the evidence supplied by the applicant attesting to the circumstances of the applicant. Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation for example, a medical practitioner’s report. Admission will be determined on a case by case basis by the DVC (Learning and Teaching).
Applicants with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Background
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants can apply with either recent secondary education, VET study and/or work and life experience pathway. Applicants must also provide “Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Heritage” at the time of their application (or at their interview).
Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications
Domestic applicants who have overseas qualifications are assessed using Aspire Institute’s international requirements as found in the entry requirements by country section.
English language proficiency
- Australian Year 12 students must submit a performance band of no less than 2 in English
- English proficiency assessments must be completed no longer than two (2) years prior to commencement or one (1) year prior to commencement for applicants studying/residing in a non-English speaking environment.
- Applicants may sit an Aspire English proficiency test for purposes of entry. Available upon request.
Additional English entry requirements that are commonly accepted can be viewed here.
Acceptance of offer
Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Fees and charges